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  • Ebert and Siskel: Partners shared unique relationship

    This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic.   On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....
  • 'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'

    'The Abbott and Costello Show: Hit the Road'
    After they'd pretty much had their heyday in movies, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello took their comedy act to television in a syndicated series that cast them as actors always looking for their next gig. Several episodes are compiled in this release, which...
  • Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s

    Liberty ship sets sail for the 1940s
    The last time Donald Halverson was on a Liberty ship, he was heading across the Atlantic Ocean, a fresh-faced draftee who would spend the next 21/2 years fighting his way across Germany, France, Italy and North Africa during World War II. A more recent...
  • Newton: Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, L.A.'s go-to guy on gangs

    Newton: Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, L.A.'s go-to guy on gangs
    There were 11 gang shootings in Los Angeles over this year's Father's Day weekend, a holiday that can be bittersweet for young men alienated from their fathers. Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes, who heads Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang efforts, was...
  • Still keeping time at 100

    Still keeping time at 100
    Viola Smith pulled up to her 100th birthday party in a pedi-cab and entered, appropriately, to a drumroll. As one of the first mainstream female drummers, Smith was a pioneer for women in music who earned her fame during World War II, a breakthrough...
  • 'The Wolfman'

    The new edition of the old Universal horror title "The Wolfman" constitutes a pleasant surprise, if "pleasant" can be used to describe a brooding $100 million plus diversion with this many beheadings and eviscerations. Director Joe Johnston's reboot is...
  • Anthony Hopkins on the secret of his spooky success: 'I like to act like a submarine'

     
    Anthony Hopkins is back in scary-movie mode with "The Wolfman" and the actor who was once voted the best villain in film history says he's not really sure why he has become an icon in shadowy genres of cinema. "I......
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Wipeout' on ABC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 20 - 26 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here WET AND WILD: Contestants try their luck on a series of......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Nov. 14, 1941

     
    Nov. 14, 1941: One unpublicized reason for Lou Costello's New York jaunt is a conference with his pal, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, anent screening of His Honor's life story -- with Costello in the title role, Jimmie Fidler says....